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ESP Biography



ANDREINA PARISI-AMON, Stanford grad student with a passion for education




Major: Bioengineering

College/Employer: Coursera

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Andreina recently completed her PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford University, focusing on the development of engineered protein biomaterials for three dimensional cell culture and cell transplantation therapies. Currently she is a Partnership Manager at Coursera, helping to bring quality education all over the world! Outside of work she is involved with outreach and mentoring programs, coupling her science background and passion for education to promote participation and enjoyment of science with middle and high school students. She co-developed a summer course on college-application writing for high school students at the Boys and Girls, assisted in the development of a graduate-level Bioengineering course, and was involved in planning the second Engineering Education Colloquium as president of the Stanford chapter of ASEE. Throughout her undergraduate career Andreina taught a self-designed Spanish class at the local middle school and spent a summer developing lesson plans and teaching math to 8th grade students requiring an extra boost before high school.

Andreina grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where she attended The Ellis School, an independent girls’ preparatory school. She holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a MS in Bioengineering from Stanford University. In her free time, Andreina likes undertaking new challenges, and recently competed in her first sprint triathlon.



Past Classes

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L4822: Miss CEO: Becoming An Effective Leader in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L4233: Miss CEO: Becoming An Effective Leader in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L3962: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L3436: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L3173: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L2672: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems… and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


L2471: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems... and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on. The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.